What Does The Deck Say? June 9, 2023

Universal Waite Tarot: 2 of Cups (reversed), Death – XIII (reversed), & King of Swords. ©US Games Systems, Inc.

Today’s cards: 2 of Cups (reversed), Death – XIII (reversed), & King of Swords.

This was supposed to be the last partnership you would ever have to step into to get ahead. But now things have turned so sour, that you’re not able to dissolve it, but are forced to keep it bound to you as a macabre souvenir of the fickleness of others. Very well, then. Carry this not as a mark of shame as your former partner intended. Carry this as proof of your resilience and your adaptability in the face of those who forget that the world keeps changing no matter how hard they yell at the you and the sea to do otherwise.


The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’s recolored rendition of the Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye. The Universal Waite Tarot is ©US Games Systems, Inc.

What Does The Deck Say” is a weekday series of 3 card pulls from a cartomancy deck. No context or query is given to frame what the cards say as the posts are reading samples and not personal instruction. The result is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and usually surprising. All readers are invited to leave a comment about what they perceive in the random spread as each person will interact with the cards in their own way.

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